Xorg: "Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/truetype"
- To: debian-powerpc <email@example.com>
- Subject: Xorg: "Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/truetype"
- From: Wolfgang Pfeiffer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 19:16:39 +0200
- Message-id: <20060525171639.GA2754@localhost>
On the console a "/etc/init.d/kdm start"crashes the machine as long as
I have /usr/share/fonts/truetype in my xorg.conf. And yes,
/usr/share/fonts/truetype exists, and I ran
mkfondir /usr/share/fonts/truetype - I did the latter to give in to some
X server recommendation:
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu May 25 17:21:48 2006
[ .. ]
(WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/truetype".
Entry deleted from font path.
(Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/truetype")
Restarting X after the recommended changes then crashes the machine:
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu May 25 17:31:58 2006
[ ... ]
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/truetype, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/TTF/, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/OTF, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/share/fonts/X11/CID/, removing
[As a side note: the paths to /TTF/ and /OTF do not even *exist* in
xorg.conf, please see the URL to that file, below .. ]
And the server does not start with this last error, instead it crashes
the system: I had to push the Power button to "shut down" the
Here's the complete Xorg.log for that last time:
Please note that in the meantime I have commented the Font Path lines
for /usr/share/fonts/truetype, as well as for
/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType for which the server,
when the line was uncommented, also could not "init" the path, what
ever this 'init' may mean ..
Best Regards, and Thanks in anticipation
Wolfgang Pfeiffer: /ICQ: 286585973/ + + + /AIM: crashinglinux/
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